Christians come together to celebrate Malaysia Day


Ng (in white cassock) and other church heads at the gathering in Miri.

MIRI: Christians from various churches here gathered to pray for the well-being of the country ahead of Malaysia Day celebrations on Sept 16.

Members of the Catholic, Anglican, Methodist and other churches gathered at the main hall of the Miri Mei Ann Methodist Church here on Friday night in a show of unity.

The national and state anthems as well as hymns were sung.

Church leaders offered prayers for protection from extremism and injustice.

Miri Catholic Diocese head Bishop Richard Ng urged Christians to show harmony and unity always.

“We as loyal citizens pray for the continous well-being of Malaysia.

“We seek peace and freedom from injustice, corruption and abuse of power.

Leaders from other churches too offered the same prayer of hope.

At the gathering, the churches distributed specially-printed Malaysia Day car stickers.

The stickers bear the theme “I am praying for Malaysia” and the national flag.

Malaysia Day aims to celebrate the day in 1963 when Malaya, Sarawak, Sabah and Singapore came together to form Malaysia.

This year, the state level celebration will be hosted by Sibu town.

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